hi, mga sisses! a friend and i were in kyoto-osaka last october. added adventure if DIY yun trip, in my opinion
i`ll post our itinerary and some helpful sites na rin.
day 1 - kyoto
arrived around 6am and bought the day pass ticket in the vendo machine (500 yen) in front of kyoto station near the bus stations. here are the temples we visited in chronological order.
Kiyomizudera - they open at 6am. Entrance fee is 300 yen. Do try the love stone, it`s a lot of fun!
Heian Shrine - free entrance to the courtyard but it`s 600 yen to enter the gardens. It`s most beautiful in Spring.
Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) - entrance fee is 500 yen.
Tetsukagu no michi (Path of Philosophy) - we walk to
Nanzenji using this path. Surely, maganda siya during cherry blossoms..
Nanzenji Temple - we didn`t go inside but the gardens before the temple is maganda na for photo op.
Kinkakuji Temple - it took us around 20 mins to get there. medyo malayo siya compared sa ibang temples.
Other interesting places that we failed to see:
Sanjusansendo - near Kyoto station
Fushimi Inari - need to take the local train to get there.
some helpful sites:http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/transport.htmlhttp://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kotsu/cmsfiles/contents/0000019/19770/bus_navi_en200801.pdf
Day 2: Universal Studios
Day 3: Umeda Sky Building
We failed to get to the Floating Garden Observatory due to fear of heights but a very interesting place to visit especially at night.
Don`t forget pala the basement of this building. Parang you`re in old japan ang set up ng mga izakayas there.
hope this helps...